Anticipated SomerBaby Home Visitor

Somerville Public Schools – Somerville, MA

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ANTICIPATED SomerBaby Home VisitorSOMERVILLE FAMILY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (SFLC) Job Goal: The Prenatal - Early Childhood Services and Supports Unit of the Somerville Family Learning Center works to develop & implement a comprehensive, research-based strategy for prenatal to early childhood supports, ensuring alignment & coordination with early childhood through K priorities, putting children & families on a path toward school success. The SomerBaby Home Visitor offers a visit to all parents/guardians with newborns and provides an entry point for all children into Somervilles continuum of services. The Home Visitor offers one-on-one support to parents, assesses mother and newborn health and well-being and provides education, support, and referrals to services as needed.Preferred Qualifications: Experience with home visitingBilingual English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese required (written and spoken)Deep knowledge of family engagement, new parent support, and whole child approaches to early childhood developmentExcellent listening and communication skillsStrong time management skills; organized; flexible thinkerSolid understanding of challenges in a diverse, urban community Familiarity with issues unique to families with children with special needsAbility to work both as part of a team and in an individual settingA valid Massachusetts drivers license with access to a car is required for anyone applying for this positionBachelors Degree preferred Flexible schedule preferredCoordinate closely with SPS Early Childhood, SPS Communications, Somerville HHS.Ability to work occasional evenings Record of collaboration with staff in a variety of rolesBilingual/multilingual and ability to communicate with diverse students and familiesResponsibilities: Conduct outreach to all eligible families (Somerville residents, pregnant or with a newborn) and possible referral sources to identify newborns/infants; work to ensure that we keep pace with annual scaling up of goals (i.e. first goal is to reach 450 families and begin adding in follow up visits)Provide one-on-one support to parents through a welcome baby home visitProvide information and referral to families and document such referralsOffer welcome baby visits in English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese.
Provide translation or interpretation as needed. Coordinate with colleagues for other language capacity as needed.Complete intake forms and provide follow up (phone) surveyAssess family strengths and needs and share information about community resourcesCollaborate with early childhood, early education and health community partnersConduct Ages and Stages developmental screeningReview contents of materials routinely to ensure available inventory and to assess any changing needs Support emerging single point of entry system to assist families Help refine and evaluate the goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes of this projectProvide feedback and documentation of the work, including on tools/templates/ activities/materials and on positive outcomes and areas for improvementWork collaboratively with other stakeholders (Schools, City, Community) to review effective services delivery Attend professional development trainings as needed to keep skills updated and acquire new relevant knowledgeExecute all data reporting requirementsOther tasks as assigned Terms of Employment: This is a grant funded position12-month work yearPosition Reports to: Director of Somerville Family Learning CollaborativeNOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

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